As another busy year in travel draws to a close, we have taken a moment to look back and review 2019 at Howard Travel - and what a year it was! 2019 saw new faces, ‘excellent’ customer service, awards, fam trips across the globe and a whole lot of summer holidays!

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Black Friday Offers


We have collated the best offers this Black Friday from a host of different operators. Hurry though, Deals will be departing soon! Call our holiday experts today to find out more about any of the below offers - 01225 777 227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

⚫Mauritius - Stay for 7 & pay for 5!

⚫ From £1,090pp
Save £452 per couple

- 7 nights staying at Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa

- Emirates flights from Gatwick £1,090pp, Heathrow £1,115pp

- Half Board Choice of free land & water sports

- Airport transfers in Mauritius

- Departs 18 May 2020

- £150 Deposit

- Book by 6th December

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 sharing.

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⚫ 7 nights 3* Orlando

⚫ From £459pp

  • Return flights from Gatwick
  • Valid for travel 07 May – 04 June 20
  • 7 nights at 3* Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista a Rosen Hotel B&B

*Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

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⚫ 9 Day Classic Peru

⚫ From £1,829

  • Return flights from Gatwick
  • 20 March 2020
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Selected sightseeing & transfers

 

Lima | Cuzco | Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Puno | Lake Titicaca

 

Highlights

  • • See Spanish colonial architecture in Lima
  • • Discover Aymara and Quechuan Indian cultures of Puno
  • • Enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Inca city of Machu Picchu
  • • Explore beautiful Cuzco or relax and take in mountain views
  • • Take a boat tour on the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake

Titicaca and stay with a local family

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⚫ 7 nights 4* Phuket

⚫ From £799pp

⚫ Save up to £505pp

  • Return flights from Heathrow
  • 7th May 2020
  • 4* OZO Kata Phuket B&B
  • Return Transfers

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⚫ Sri Lanka from £799

⚫ Save up to £470pp

  • 7 nights at 4* Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal, all inclusive
  • Return flights from Heathrow
  • 4th May 2020
  • Return private transfers

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Florence - 3 nights from £391pp ‼️

- Departing 27th March 2020
✈️Fly from Bristol Airport
- Staying at the 3* Hotel Rosso 23
- Includes breakfast

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 sharing.
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☀️5* Tenerife ☀️
‼️7 nights from £979pp
✔️SAVE £680 PER COUPLE
?Departing 14th April 2020
✈️Fly from London Gatwick
?Staying at 5* Vincci Seleccion la Plantacion Del Sur
?️Bed & Breakfast in a Twin/double room

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 sharing.
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☀️10 Nights Australia Multi-centre
⚫ from £1,399pp
✔️SAVE UP TO £360pp
‼️Includes one FREE night in Sydney, FREE breakfast in Brisbane & one FREE night in Surfers Paradise
⚫ Departing 9th August 2020
✈️Fly from London Heathrow
⚫ 3 nights 4* Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central
⚫ 3 nights 4* Novotel Brisbane with Breakfast
⚫ 4 nights Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing
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⚫ Malaysia Summer School Holiday
‼️10 nights from £749pp
✔️SAVE UP TO £110pp
⚫ Departing 20th August 2020
⚫INCLUDES 4 FREE NIGHTS
✈️Fly from London Heathrow
⚫ Staying at 4.5* DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.
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☀️4* Barbados
⚫ From £1,499pp
⚫ Departing 1st June 2020
✔️SAVE UP TO £580pp
✈️Fly from London Gatwick
⚫ Staying at 4* Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
⚫ Return flights
⚫ 7 nights in a Garden View One Bedroom Suite
⚫ Bed & breakfast
⚫ Return Transfers

*Subject to availability, price based on 2 sharing.
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☀️5* Mauritius☀️
⚫ 7 nights all inclusive
⚫ From £1529pp
✔️SAVE UP TO £2333PP
⚫ Book by 6th December 2019
⚫ Junior Suite
✈️Fly from London Heathrow
*Subject to availability, price based on 2 sharing.
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⚫ Azores, Madeira & Portuguese Highlights Cruise
Discover lovely Madeira, the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’, plus the historic and colourful cities of La Coruña and Lisbon, bringing contrasts to this wonderful cruise.
⚫ Ship - Marco Polo
❌WAS - £2129pp
✔️NOW FROM £885 – 70% OFF!
⚫ Departing Tuesday 24TH March 2020
⚫ 7 night cruise
⚫ Departing Bristol Avonmouth

*Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings
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⚫ Easter River Seine Experience Cruise

Cruise the beautiful River Seine with its panoramic vistas across the Normandy countryside.
⚫ Marco Polo
❌WAS £1069
✔️NOW £471 – 65% OFF!
⚫ Departing Tuesday 7th April 2020
⚫ 7 night cruise
⚫ Departing Bristol Avonmouth

*Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings
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⚫ Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise
Home to one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes, Iceland is the legendary ‘Land of Fire and Ice’! Vast ice caps, active volcanoes, spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and geothermal hot springs are all part of the exciting nature you may experience on this extraordinary island.

❌WAS £1079pp
✔️NOW £917pp – 60% OFF
⚫ Departing Sunday 9th August 2020
⚫ 12 Night cruise
⚫ Departing London Tilbury

*Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings
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Join us on our Exclusive Small Group Tour to Borneo

Led by our very own Sarah Tichacek

 

After the success of our previous Norad/Howard led tours to Vietnam & India, Join Sarah on our exclusive and fully escorted Norad Travel 'Sights & Sounds of the Borneo Jungle' group tour, packed full of tailor-made wildlife and jungle experiences. From a once in lifetime Orangutan experience in Sandakan, to a traditional lunch cooked by Sukau villagers, this bespoke tour is certainly not one to miss.

Howard Travel is part of the Norad Travel Group

Key Details

£2,875 per person

- Departing 2nd October 2020

- Flights from London Heathrow

- 9 nights, exclusive and bespoke Norad guided tour

- Led by Norad Senior Manager, Sarah Tichecek

- Escorted by experienced local Borneo guide

- Packed full of tailor-made wildlife experiences

- Secure your place for just £350 Deposit

 

 Borneo Landscape | Sights & Sounds of Borneo | Howard Travel

 

Explore the amazing sights of Borneo

The exclusive tour will be led by Norad Travel Senior Manager, Sarah Tichacek and escorted by an experienced local Borneo guide. The Sights & Sounds of Borneo tour will depart on Friday 2nd October and return Monday 12th October, allowing you time to explore the very best Borneo has to offer.

Call our holiday expert and Norad tour leader, Sarah today to find out more on 01730 892298 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Itinerary

Friday 2nd October:

Flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur. Overnight on-board flight. 

 

Day 1 - Saturday 3rd OctoberSandakan

Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan (13:25 arrival) 

- Private transfer from the airport to the hotel with lunch and dinner served at the hotel.

- Flying squirrel platforms to see these incredible animals 

- Accommodation: My Nature Resort

 

Borneo Landscape | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

Day 2 - Sunday 4th October: Sandakan

- Labuk Bay Monkey Sanctuary

- Rainforest Discovery Centre 

- Return to resort for dinner

Accommodation: My Nature Resort

 

Labuk Bay Monkey Sanctuary | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

 Day 3 - Monday 5th October: Sandakan

- Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

- Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo

- Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre 

- Cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary

Accommodation: Abai Jungle Lodge, includes lunch and dinner

 

Sun Bear Conservation Centre | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

Day 4 - Tuesday 6th October: Sukau

- River trip to Pitas Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife

- Breakfast at Abai Jungle Platform

- Lunch with the villagers at Abai Village which has been specially cooked by them

- River cruise to Sukau village

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge 

 

Oxbox Lake River Trip

 

Day 5 - Wednesday 7th October: Sukau

- River trip to experience the longest river of Sabah 

- Explore the Gomantong Bird nest caves on Sakau Lodge

- Transfer back to lodge and lunch at Sukau Villager's house or at Sukau Lodge

- Afternoon river cruise 

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

 

Gomantong bird nest caves | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

Day 6 - Thursday 8th October: Sukau

- Transfer from the hotel to the airport

- After breakfast, a private transfer from the lodge to the airport

- Flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu, includes private transfers

Accommodation: Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, 3 nights bed & breakfast

 

Sukau | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

Day 6,7,8 - Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

With a private beach, views of the coral islands and just five minutes drive from the centre of Kota Kinabalu and ten minutes drive from the airport, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru offers luxury and relaxation in a great location.

Facilities include an infinity and lap pool, health club, CHI Spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, nine-hole golf course, tennis, bike hire, watersports and choice of bars and restaurants.

 

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa | Borneo Group Tour | Howard Travel

 

Day 9 - Sunday 11th October

Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kula Lumpur and then onwards to London Heathrow returning Monday 12th October

*Limited to 17 people with a minimum of 10 bookings required for the tour to go ahead.The above price is guaranteed subject to a minimum of 10 people in economy class. Priced at £2,875 per person based on a twin double room and economy flights, business class upgrades and extensions that can be quoted upon request. 

 

To find out more about the Sights and Sounds of Borneo Group Tour, speak to Norad Travel Senior Manager and travel expert Sarah Tichacek

T: 01730 892298 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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With the school holidays officially over, milder temperatures and cheaper off-peak prices, October is a great time to plan a holiday. Here are a couple reasons to book a holiday in October along with some destination recommendations to chase the last of the summer sun!

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Advice for travellers before and after the Brexit deadline day on 31st October

Officially, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October 2019. Whether we leave with or without a deal is still yet to be confirmed and naturally holidaymakers and business travellers have questions about what Brexit will mean for travelling to EU countries. While the situation is evolving rapidly, ABTA has put together advice, answering common questions and explaining any steps travellers may need to take to avoid any unnecessary disruption due to a no-deal exit.

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Friday 20th September

11am – 3pm

Howard Travel

Raising Funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care

 

Join us on Friday 20th September for a celebration, some tasty cakes and a cup of tea. Raising funds for our local charity, Dorothy House Hospice Care. Please come along and show your support for a great cause. Free entry with donation. No need to RSVP, just come along the day.

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Have a December to remember with our top Christmas holiday ideas. Whether you want to indulge in the festivities of the season, seek snowy adventures or escape the winter weather and fly to somewhere warm; there are plenty of different ways to spend Christmas away from home with your loved ones.

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Today (5th June 2019) is World Environment Day and the launch of ABTA's Make Holidays Greener Campaign. This year, Howard Travel - as part of the Norad Travel Group, are encouraging all our customers and staff to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle while on holiday.

Managing our carbon footprint here at Norad Travel is a core part of the company's CSR commitments. We are conscious about how we as a business can play an active role to reduce emissions and improve energy usage to ensure that we provide a continued safe and strong environment for our children and their children's children.

Working in partnership with The CarbonNeutral Company, the UK's leading climate change company, we assist our corporate customers to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by their domestic and international travel by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable projects around the world.

We recycle all paper matter, cardboard and plastics and ensure these are taken away by specialists. We also supply every Norad staff member with a reusable water bottle to discourage the use of single-use plastics in the work place.

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The theme for 2019's Make Holidays Greener campaign is Reduce, Reuse, Reycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is not a new concept, but it is more relevant than ever. Where possible we should all reduce and reuse environmentally costly resources as much as possible before recycling. These resources include everything from plastic to food waste and building materials to water.

How can I get involved?

This year we are encouraging all our customers and staff to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle while on holiday. To get involved all you need to do is take a look at the infographic below and make a pledge to make a difference. Click here to make a pledge on the Make Holidays Greener website and enter a prize draw to win a carry-on bag by sustainability leaders Patagonia.

Share your actions and get involved to help to ensure that people, wildlife and landscapes in your favourite destinations benefit from tourism as much holidaymakers do.

 Full infographic low res

Click here to download a high res version of the infographic

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As the new year begins and resolutions are made, our attention inevitably turns to holiday destinations and the daunting task of deciding where to travel commences. To help you choose we have compiled some of the most sought after and upcoming holiday destinations for 2019. So broaden your horizons, find a hidden gem and tick another destination off the list in 2019.

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